Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has appointed Jacobs Engineering and Alta Planning & Design to deliver the LA River Bike Path Gap Closure project, one 28 infrastructure projects to be completed before the Olympics. Dutch bridge design office IPV Delft has in turn been commissioned by Jacobs and Alta to develop the architectural design of all bridge-like structures required along the new cycle path.
The project entails design and construction of the path along a 13km stretch of the Los Angeles River from Elysian Valley through Downtown Los Angeles to the city of Vernon. It will close the longest remaining continuous gap in the Los Angeles River Bike Path. When completed, the LA River Path will offer a continuous route more than 50km long, connecting Long Beach to the San Fernando Valley. It is scheduled to break ground in 2023 and be completed in 2027.